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Samothraki: Mysteriously alluring through the ages
By Kyriaki Vassalou
It is widely said that Samothraki, in the northern Aegean, is a mysterious island, one that works some kind of magic on its visitors. This is especially true on a summer night with a full moon rising over the top of the imposing Mount Saos.
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A journey through the cherry orchards of Pella
 
By Dinos Kiousis
If you decide to travel to the prefecture of Pella, not only will you delight in the beautiful mountains of Central Macedonia, but also in the waterfalls and blooming cherry orchards of Edessa, the region’s main city.

Kymi: A strike-beating island escape
 
Built on the eastern slope of the Dirfys range at an altitude of 200 meters and some 4 kilometers from the sea, Kymi on the island of Evia, is known as the “balcony of the Aegean.”

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COMMENTARY
GEOSTRATEGY
Countering Turkish swagger in the Eastern Mediterranean
By Tom Ellis
Holding Turkey to account for its violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is certainly the first step that Greece and Cyprus must take in response to Turkey's growing assertiveness in the Eastern Mediterranean over the past few weeks.
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INVESTIGATION
The vanishing of Greece’s traffic-light children
By Yiannis Papadopoulos
Alban Seriani was 6 when a man knocked on the door of his family home in Korce. The man asked his father whether he could take the young boy to Greece, where he would work at the traffic lights as a beggar, with part of the proceeds being sent to the family.
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GALAXIDI
Silent eloquence
By Vassiliki Kerasta
The fresh sea breeze, the cafes and tavernas lined up in a row, the fishing boats and yachts tied up in the marina, the people strolling on Pera Panta Hill and the beautifully renovated stately homes, compose a setting that is reminiscent of the castle town of Nafplio, but with a more tranquil character.
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